Sun Damaged Skin Treatment in Gaithersburg, MD
The sun is a big part of our lives. Whether or not you live in a warm climate, chances are that you spend a large portion of your time exposed to the sun's UV rays. While some amount of sun exposure is healthy, too much can lead to sun damaged skin.
Are you suffering from sun damaged skin? It may be time to consider treatment. Call (410) 204-2254 or contact Dr. Karen Clarke-Bennett online for more information.
Causes of Sun Damaged Skin
As the name of the condition implies, sun damaged skin is caused by overexposure to the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. However, there is no easy way to determine exactly how much UV will cause damage to your skin.
Just as no two people are alike, different people react to the sun in a variety of ways. In general, sun damage builds up over time. Because of this, preventive measures are often the first line of defense against sun damage, including:
- Protective clothing
- Limiting sun exposure
- Proper hydration
Symptoms of Sun Damaged Skin
Sun damage can manifest itself in a number of visible ways on the skin. These symptoms of sun damage may come together, or you may merely experience one of them. The most common sun damage symptoms include:
- Heavily wrinkled skin
- “Sun spots”
- Dull skin tone
- Skin lesions
- Coarse texture
- Collagen loss
Short-term sun damage is known as a sun burn and is generally not cause for alarm, although frequent sun burns contribute to long-term damage. The skin lesions formed by sun damage can be cancerous (melanoma, it is very important to get them investigated as soon as they appear.
Sun Damaged Skin Treatment
There are a variety of sun damage treatment options available. While there is no cure for sun damaged skin, many aesthetic and cosmetic procedures can alleviate visible symptoms and provide relief. Sun damaged skin treatment options include:
- Pulsed light treatments
- Laser treatments
- Surgery (for lesions, moles and tumors)
- Fat transfer
The only way to determine which skin treatment is right for you is to schedule a consultation with a medical professional.
Request More Information Today
Sun damage can lead to a variety of medical conditions and confidence-damaging blemishes. If you are interested in sun damage treatment, call (410) 204-2254 or contact Dr. Karen Clarke-Bennett online to request more information.
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